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About Veronica

Veronica’s story is one of triumph, having achieved what immigrants strive for: a better life, opportunities for education and success, and to be a good citizen devoted to helping her community.  Veronica was separated from her mother at the age of three after her mother was forced to flee due to the civil war in El Salvador. Veronica was reunited with her mother in San Francisco at the age of nine.  After working 14 years in the legal field, she decided to go to law school, graduating from Notre Dame Law School (NDLS) in May of 2018. 


During her law school tenure, Veronica represented NDLS at the International Trademark Association’s conference in Barcelona presenting research regarding the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.  She was an Extern for the ACLU, was a Judicial Extern at the Illinois Appellate Court and Northern District of Illinois, and was the National President of the Hispanic National Bar Association’s Law Student Division.

During law school, she also became part of a student startup company called Impowerus, Inc.  The legal tech company seeks to improve the way attorneys connect legal services with technology by improving the way attorneys provide pro bono legal services to undocumented minors. 


In her current role as a litigation attorney, she represents clients in a wide variety of matters in state and federal court.  Veronica is an active member of her firm’s Blockchain, Digital Currencies & Smart Contracts team and Litigation team; Editor for Landslide® Magazine, a publication of the ABA Section of Intellectual Property Law; Co-Chair for the Women in IP Communications Committee; and Chair of the Litigation and Arbitration Group and Deputy General Counsel of the Hispanic National Bar Association.


In all that Veronica does, her goal is to serve as a positive example for others. Her law school experience has turned into a book sharing a blue-print for those seeking a great law school experience.  Her challenge-fueled and solution-driven mindset are now an inspiration that anything is possible with hard work and determination.


HONORS &AWARDS

  • ABA Section of Intellectual Property Law, Recognition of Outstanding Leadership Contribution, 2018    
  • Fellow, American Association of University Women,   2017-2018
  • Fastcase 50 Honoree, recognition as one of 50 legal innovators, techies, visionaries and leaders of 2018
  • Intellectual Property Certificate, HNBA/Microsoft Intellectual Property Law Institute, 2016
  • Jefferson Awards Foundation, Public Service Award, 2011
  • National Security Analysis and Intelligence Certificate, Office of the Director of National Intelligence, 2010

"I am challenge-fueled and solution-driven."  

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